THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care will engage the Finance ministry on the allowances of central hospital chief executives after discovering that there was no limit.
THE cash-strapped Gwanda Town Council is contemplating cutting its workers’ salaries arguing that it has been handsomely rewarding them at the expense of service delivery.
FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has said the government would welcome lawsuits on the $6 000 salary cap for heads of local authorities, parastatals and State enterprises saying they would provide a public platform to discuss the matter.
THE government last week released a new set of figures concerning salaries of heads of urban and rural councils that in some instances were much lower than those given out by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa in March.
THE Beitbridge Rural District Council (BDC) chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest paid RDC official in the country with a total monthly package of $5 209,76, according to figures submitted to the National Assembly.
NETONE boss Reward Kangai yesterday appealed to MPs to lobby for the government to urgently lift the $6 000 salary cap on top management of government-linked enterprises and local authorities.
FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday warned that local authorities and heads of parastatals who choose to resist his salary cut order would be dealt with by a Cabinet committee set up to handle with the matter.
THE Victoria Falls Town Council’s lowest paid worker gets $270 per month and would have to work for about 60 months to reach the monthly remuneration of town clerk Phillip Ndlovu currently pegged at $16 199.
THE government’s decision to unilaterally impose a salary cap at State entities is likely to have an adverse effect on collective bargaining and salary negotiations, experts said yesterday.
THE new salary structure imposed by the government on parastatal bosses is still unsustainable for most government entities as they continue to reel from massive debts.